East Forsyth High School


East Forsyth High School is a public high school serving 1,453 students in grades 9-12 in Gainesville, Georgia, which is part of the Forsyth County School District, ranked 9th out of 201 districts in the state.

While East Forsyth High School has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (24.16%) compared to nearby schools like Johnson High School (67.67%) and Gainesville High School (56.8%), its test scores on the Milestones Assessments are generally lower than the Forsyth County and Georgia averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the school had 45.6% proficiency in American Literature and Composition, compared to 66.9% for Forsyth County and 38.9% for Georgia. Similarly, the school had lower proficiency rates in Algebra I, Biology, and United States History compared to the Forsyth County district.

When comparing East Forsyth High School to other high schools in the Forsyth County district, it appears to be performing slightly below the district average in terms of test scores and statewide rankings. For instance, Forsyth Central High School and North Forsyth High School both have higher statewide rankings and better test scores than East Forsyth High School. Additionally, the nearby Alliance Academy for Innovation, ranked 3rd in the state, has significantly higher test scores across all subject areas, providing a stark contrast to East Forsyth High School's performance.


Public 9-12

 8910 Jot Em Down Rd
       Gainesville, GA  30506

(770) 888-1235

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
120th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Feeder schools for East Forsyth High School:

Elementary:    Chattahoochee Elementary School
    Chestatee Elementary
Middle:    Little Mill Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  1,453

Racial breakdown:

Two or more races:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.2% Help

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Compare Details East Forsyth High School ranks better than 73.1% of high schools in Georgia. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.03. (See more...)
Schooldigger Rankings:

East Forsyth High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks East Forsyth High School 120th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See East Forsyth High School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 9th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for East Forsyth High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.03 119th 442 73.1%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

East Forsyth High School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Open Quote Great staff and school. Close Quote

by a parent
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Open Quote This school is a complete joke compared to the other high schools in the county. It seems as if they sent all the teachers that the other schools had issues with to this school. The counselors are completely absent, the rules they impose on students are rules you would give to elementary aged kids, and good luck if there is ever a dangerous situation in the school because there is absolutely no cell service in the entire school! Close Quote

Enrollment information for East Forsyth High School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2022 777 24 9 223 2 1 33 0 1069
2023 1036 30 13 324 3 4 43 0 1453

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at East Forsyth High School

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 1069 72.5 14.7 n/a
2023 1453 85.5 16.9 24.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio East Forsyth High School

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 1069 72.5 14.7 n/a
2023 1453 85.5 16.9 24.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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Frequently Asked Questions about East Forsyth High School

Students at East Forsyth High School are 71% White, 22% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American.

East Forsyth High School ranks 120th of 446 Georgia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,453 students attended East Forsyth High School.

East Forsyth High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Chattahoochee Elementary School
Elementary : Chestatee Elementary
Middle : Little Mill Middle School

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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